The Heart of the Tree by Henry Cuyler Bunner

The Heart of the Tree

by Henry Cuyler Bunner

What is meant by ‘shaft of beauty’? What is compared to the shaft?

QuestionsWhat is meant by ‘shaft of beauty’? What is compared to the shaft?
shivangi sahu asked 4 years ago

Explain ‘shaft of beauty’ in Henry Cuyler Bunner’s poem ‘The Heart of the Tree’.

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Ankit bajaj answered 2 years ago

The shaft of beauty actually mean ‘the beam of beauty’. As the tree grows high with its long narrow stem, it looks like a beautiful tower. Here the stem is compared to a shaft.

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 4 years ago

In Henry Bunner’s poem ‘The Heart of the Tree’, the ‘shaft of beauty’ is the trunk of the tree.
 
It is compared to a flagpole that holds the flag-like branches high in the sky.

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